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Take free classes with us on our new learning platform to learn about structural marginalization and the processes of othering, and the building blocks of belonging. OBI University is also home to the 2023 O&B Conference Archive.

Bridging & Breaking Curriculum

This training is made for movement based organizations, but could be modified for other organizations. The curriculum includes modules on the topics of othering, breaking, bridging and belonging. This is designed for folks who have already been...

Rebuilding Public Power

This 90-minute workshop dives into the history of how corporate power is organized in the United States and contemporary cases of how growing corporate power has rolled back successful gains in democratic rights, environmental justice, migrant...

Belonging: A Weekly Practice

Belonging: a Weekly Practice Space (BaWPS) is a free, weekly, drop-in space from the Othering & Belonging Institute. In form and content, it responds to some of the most consistent questions we get about belonging: Is belonging a destination, a...

Structural Racism Explained

The “Structural Racism Explained” video draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide are designed primarily for teachers to help students clarify and sharpen their understanding of the material.

Curriculum & Resources: Teaching for Racial Equity & Housing Justice

People are increasingly familiar with redlining and gentrification as processes that produce racially unjust conditions in housing. But these on their own are not enough to understand the deeply rooted policies and practices of racial exclusion that...

Bridging - Towards A Society Built on Belonging: Animated Video + Curriculum

This animated explainer video gives a high-level snapshot of our analysis of bridging and breaking as possible responses in our current times.

Blueprint for Belonging Popular Education Curriculum Resources

Advancing a new strategic narrative will require popular education that provides spaces and resources for people concerned with social justice to gain new analysis and strategies for engaging with the world. Towards this end, the Blueprint for...

The Circle of Human Concern: Video + Curriculum

Watch this video in Spanish . In this animated video voiced by Institute Director john a. powell, the differences between public and private space, and their alternatives are discussed as they relate to the circle of human concern. Through the...

Fighting Exclusion with Innovative Approaches to Fair Housing Law

Photo Credit: Rasheed Shabazz of Shabazz Images On April 4, 2016, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society kicked-off Fair Housing Month by co-sponsoring Fighting Exclusion: Innovative Approaches to Fair Housing Law. The California Renters...

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The Shadow Constitution

Download article . The United States Constitution is the foundation of American law and one of the most venerated documents in the American political community. Although most constitutional scholarship focuses on the meaning of the more heavily...
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Book Talk: Before Gentrification

Register About: Dr. Golash-Boza's book Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap explores how redlining, incarceration, anti-blackness, and gentrification have resulted in DC becoming an extremely unequal city. Join us for a book talk and panel discussion with...

Migration Policy

In late 2023, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell forecasted that 2024 would be the year of fear. Borrell expressed his concern that Europeans’ fears would lead them to elect the far right en masse. In that respect, he is probably...